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Celebration Summer and ‘Against The Gun’

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Celebration Summer – Suburbs, Washington DC, USA And today, enter Celebration Summer and Against The Gun. The ever-seminal influence of the Washington DC Punk and Hardcore scene and those who champion, propagate and proliferate the fruits of its progression elsewhere can be grouped together under the uncontestable term “ubiquitous”. It…

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Long Birds and ‘I Had A Dream I Was Skateboarding’

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Long Birds – Chicago, Illinois, USA Earlier in November, Long Birds and I Had A Dream I Was Skateboarding made their play into the Skate Punk-a-verse. A “verse” that now varied in its penchant for Post-Hardcore, Pop-Punk and various veins of Metal, continues to venerate its genealogical ties to the…

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The Last Mile and ‘Respect The Frequency’ (29/10/21)

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The Last Mile – Montreal, Québec, Canada It’s been a long road full of diversion but The Last Mile and Respect The Frequency are soon to arrive via Rad Girlfriend Records of Ohio in the US. The Montreal, Québec based band that initially started as a solo project and then morphed into a…

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Dragged In – ‘LP1’

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Dragged In – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Though originally released in 2020 and not one for longwinded titles, Dragged In and LP1 have made their way into 2021 via Cursed Blessings Records. The Toronto, Ontario Hardcore Punks have been placing their own seal on the history of the ‘core since 2015…

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SHIIVA and Their ‘Groove’

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SHIIVA – Lancaster, California, USA California is fertile ground for Punk-Rock and Hardcore and from this sonically nutritional soil, SHIIVA and their Groov(e) enter 2020. The four-piece in this past July unleashed their debut defiance set across seven tracks durationally set between 1:32 and 2:39. That latter piece of information is…

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Spillage and Their Debut Self-Titled

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Spillage – Manchester, England, United Kingdom The open and inherent disdain of Punk-Rock as a medium has increased exponentially in 2020. Spillage and their debut Self-Titled enter such a time to be alive (negatively) in a flurry of disdain and entrenched grit in a cross-reference of infused melody via Rad Noise…

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Bruise Control and Their Self-Titled

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Bruise Control – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Bruise Control and their Self-Titled enter into a 2020 that, for lack of a better everything else, has kept full-capacity in-ear live gigs to a recurring maximum. In other words that aren’t quite so ridiculous and do have some functional meaning when collated…

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Head Honcho and Their ‘Appetite For Distraction’

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Head Honcho – Seattle, Washington State, USA And so it continues! The ever increasing influx of Punk-Rock. Head Honcho and their Appetite For Distraction count themselves apart of the US north-west contingent in this. Based in Seattle, the band have-been knocking out Punk-Rock music inclined towards inviting melodies as much…

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No Lights – ‘Stay Awake/June Bug’ Double EP Release

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No Lights – San Francisco, California, USA The words – No Lights – Stay Awake/June Bug recently appeared in my cavernous inbox. The four-piece hail from San Francisco, Calfornia and through a concoction of Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore and emotive gloom, might just be the band you are looking for. The…

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